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48 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Sets His Guitar on Fire for the First Time

Distinguishing yourself in the colorful musical climate of 1967 wasn't easy.

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Atlantic
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31 Years Ago: Ratt Crawl Out of the Cellar, Hit the Big Time

When ’80s glam metal titans Ratt came crawling Out of the Cellar with their debut on March 27, 1984, that title may as well have spoken for an entire generation of brash, ambitious wannabe stars, whose desperate drive for fame and glory had been fomented by years of neglect from the music industry at large.

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Jimmy Page
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15 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Wins ‘Satanist’ Libel Lawsuit

In March of 2000, one of the uglier stories to surface in the wake of John Bonham's death ended in a legal victory for Jimmy Page.

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50 Years Ago: Jeff Beck Replaces Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds

In their brief five-year history, the Yardbirds gained a reputation as the breeding ground for three of classic rock’s most legendary guitarists.

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Keystone, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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50 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Get Shocked Onstage

Bob Dylan went electric in 1965, musically speaking, but four out of the five Rolling Stones really did go electric with shocking accidents that happened the same year.

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By:Kevin Winter Getty Images Entertainment
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Van Halen Announces TV Appearance Next Week Jimmy Kimmel

Van Halen has announced their new world tour to start on July 5th and to make a big splash on TV and announce the North American leg, the band announced their first TV appearance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Wait till you hear what they are going to do.

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YouTube
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25 Years Ago: Tommy Lee Fined for Mooning Motley Crue Concert Crowd

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee got a little too cheeky with the local authorities during the band's stop in Augusta, Ga. on March 25, 1990, and ended up at the police station after pulling off his part in what was probably one of the weirder publicity stunts in Crüe history.

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MCA
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40 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd Head for a Period of Extreme Turbulence With ‘Nuthin’ Fancy’

Lynyrd Skynyrd were a band on the rise when they returned to record stores with their third LP, Nuthin' Fancy.

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Yes, 'Talk'
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‘It Was Beautiful Music’ – Yes’ ‘Talk’ Turns 21

Yes return to the lineup which created their hit '80s albums '90125' and 'Big Generator' for 1994's 'Talk.'

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
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36 Years Ago: Van Halen Rushed Out Their Follow Up to Their Hit Debut With ‘Van Halen II’

"The '80s are coming and we're going to be the soundtrack. We're here to blow the bugles and jump on the horns and whistle it all in and usher it down the road and round the stretch and across the finish line."

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Albert Maysles David Maysles Mick Jagger
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‘Gimme Shelter’ Director Albert Maysles Dies at 88

Albert Maysles, the award-winning documentary filmmaker who made the Rolling Stones' classic Gimme Shelter, has died.

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Simpson/Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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46 Years Ago: John Lennon Marries Yoko Ono

On March 20, 1969, John Winston Lennon married Yoko Ono.

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